Let’s start with the good news:
The cup rack that I ordered is going to work on the wall! I had to turn all of the metal pegs by hand (my hand still hurts), but I’m so happy my plan worked out. Now I just have to figure out how to hang it…
In other news, I finished the roman shade for the backdoor window! I used this video tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens. It was not as easy of a project as the video made it seem, but I love how it turned out and I love that it actually works and we can close it if we need to. The fabric is this ikat print from Zazzle.
The bench is officially done and the finish is perfection! I’m thrilled with how it turned out! I used this method from Thrifty and Chic to get the weathered wood look and it was so easy.
And now the bad news, the finish on the table is not perfection. It’s a streaky, splotchy mess! I must not have sanded the table top well enough or evenly, so it turned out terrible. Now I have to start over and I’m pretty bummed. I just hope that when I re-do it, I can get the finish to match the bench.
In order to finish in time, by next week I need to have the table re-stained, hang the cup rack, patch holes/touch up paint on the wall, and sell my old set, so I can bring the new one in.
OK, let’s take a quick look at the to-do list:
Refinish table and
Paint table and bench legs?
Sell old table on Craigslist
Paint dining chairs?
Replace light fixture – maybe?
Touch up paint
Don't forget to check out the Week 4 progress from the official participants here and the other linking participants here!
Or if you need to catch up on my One Room Challenge progress, follow the links to read Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3!